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Monday, May 17, 2010

BATMAN: Streets of Gotham #12 #13 Review

RATING: 3 out of 5 points:
This rating is on the story written by Paul Dini, not on the co-feature in the back of the issues.

These issues were good, but it was about a very minor character that I personally could care less about.  These issue lead into the sequel of Heart of Hush that starts in issue 14, but are not necessary to enjoy that next story line.

FULL REVIEW: ******SPOILERS of the Story included:

I'm reminded of a joke..., but  what was the punch line?

A Carpenter, a Broker, and a Director went into a bar....they all ordered a beer.

-The "Carpenter" asked for a Ridgeway Santa's Butt (yes that is a real beer).
-The "Broker" asked for a McQuire's I'll Have What The Gentleman  On The Floor Is Having Barley Wine(also a real beer)
-The "Director" asked for a Miller lite.
-The "point": I'm not sure.

Yes, I still love my entro...BUT all joking aside,  this story is about the Carpenter, Duffy,  who gets a commission from the Broker to do carpentry work for the Director. The Broker takes 40% of the commission, and the Director gets a death trap built for Batman, so that he can make a movie out of it.  Some fighting, as Duffy proves that she can fight.

Batman only plays a cameo role in these books but saves the day, and is the best part, but there is not enough of him to swing my view of these issues as a whole.

If you are Damian and Abuse fans, there are a couple pages of them being buddy buddy in issue 12, but doesn't look like any major character development.

If you are wondering about Hush, yeah he has three pages of issue #13, which only has him making nice and a caption from him saying "... bide your time...the next phase is about to begin".

Ohhh.... I've got it... The punch line:
All three are kicked out on their ....dare I say ...duff, because this bar only serves... Ky Bourbon.

In the end, this story, left me dry. [wink]

Note: Duffy had appeared before in Gotham City Sirens doing some work for Selina because her place had been trashed.

BATMAN: Streets of Gotham #12 and #13

Title:The Carpenters Tale Part 1 & 2 of 2
Writer Paul Dini
Penciled & Cover: Dustin Nguyen
Inker/colors/letters: Derick Fridolfs/John Kalisz/Steve Wands
Publisher: DC Comics


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